Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s net worth is $295 million and his annual salary is estimated at $50 million.
He is originally from Grand Rapids, MI and has fought in five different weight classes – Super Welterweight, Welterweight, Junior Welterweight, Lightweight, and Super Featherweight. He has won championships in all five – two in Welterweight for a total of six boxing championships.
To date, he boasts a professional record of 47 wins and 0 losses. He was chosen by “Ring” magazine as Fighter of the Year in 1998 and 2007. He also was awarded Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2007. He received the Best Fighter ESPY Award six times – 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He was on the “Forbes” list of 50 highest paid athletes in 2012, 2013, and 2014, including highest paid athlete in the world in 2014.
Besides his successful fights, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao were scheduled to fight in 2009 and have been unable to reach an agreement in what was anticipated to be the fight of the decade.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. started boxing as a child. His father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. fought Sugar Ray Leonard and was a former welterweight contender. His uncles Jeff and Roger Mayweather were also professional boxers. Roger Mayweather is his nephew’s trainer. Boxing was an outlet for dealing with a turbulent childhood and was recognized as a potential career path early on by his grandmother, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been quoted as saying.